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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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Zoo / Aquarium
La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • A place not to be missed when you are in Cherbourg. Interesting for all ages. A magnificent aquarium, visit with audioguide of the dreaded,
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  • Although they have clearly made some modifications to make it safe to walk around (like removing the reactor) you still get a very good feel for life aboard a ballistic nuclear submarine. The audio gu...  more »
  • I would recommend this attraction, cut into 3 parts: * the exhibition on the Titanic, which was very instructive, where one learns why the accident took place and because of what inconsistencies. * Visit the nuclear submarine "The dangerous person", not recommended to the claustrophobic. * The aquarium, a tad disappointing and talkative.
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  • Really interesting to walk around the submarine, I'd give the attraction that has specific time slots a miss though. That little section is a tacky gimmick.
  • Visited as we had a couple hours to pass before our ferry. The audio tour of the nuclear submarine was absolutely fascinating and we'd have loved to have had more time to fully explore the other exhibits, but did feel that for a shorter visit it was rather expensive at 18€ per person.
  • Good fun for children and very impressive nuclear submarine on display.
  • One of the main place to visit in Cherbourg, the most interesting place remains the submarin visit
  • Trop de monde !!!!!